Policing in America

Policing in America : A Balance of Forces

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For courses in Introduction to Policing. This leading text on policing applies a multi-causal model to explain police issues, integrating the history, social context, and correlates of policing into a theoretical understanding of policing in America. The book is designed to encourage students to see the relationships between three primary correlates of police practice-communities, police organizations, and individuals. Praised for its scholarship, both the breadth and depth of coverage, this is the only book that seeks to integrate the broad research literature on policing into a coherent perspective. It guides students in developing an appreciation for the "big pictures", and an integrated understanding of policing. This edition retains the best of earlier editions, plus includes improvements suggested by colleagues and the latest findings from the continually expanding body of policing knowledge.show more

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  • Hardback | 492 pages
  • 184.2 x 242.6 x 23.4mm | 848.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130926248
  • 9780130926241

Table of contents

I. DEVELOPING A PERSPECTIVE. 1. Understanding the Police. 2. The Early History of Policing. 3. The English Roots of American Policing. 4. The Evolution of Policing in America. II. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INDUSTRY IN AMERICA. 5. Federal and State Police. 6. Private and Special-Purpose Police. 7. Municipal and Local Police. III. CORRELATES OF POLICING: ORGANIZATIONS, OFFICERS, AND COMMUNITIES. 8. Police Organizations. 9. Individuals in Policing: Officers and Supervisors. 10. Police Officers. 11. Police and Community. IV. THE FUNCTIONS OF POLICING IN AMERICA. 12. Law Enforcement and the Police. 13. Service and the Police. 14. Order and the Police. V. DILEMMAS IN POLICING. 15. Community Policing: Tying It All Together. 16. Controlling the Police. 17. Current Trends and Future Issues in Policing. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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